Bhubaneswar, Jan 29 (PTI) Noted freedom fighter and social worker Baidehi Panda died of old-age related ailments here on Tuesday, family sources said.Also Read - Explained | What Is Wild Poliovirus Detected in Mozambique after 30 years And How Does It Spread

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Panda, a spinster, breathed her last at a private hospital here. She had earlier announced to donate her body to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. Also Read - Explained | What Is KYC-Based Caller Name Display? How Will It Be Beneficial?

Panda was born at Kata Sahi in Bhadrak district in 1932. She become an inmate of Seva Ghar run by freedom fighter Rama Devi at the age of nine.

Panda met Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters and was inspired by them. She actively participated in the Bhoodan movement, started by Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 1951.

She had also stayed at Vinoba Bhave’s ashram at Chambal and motivated dacoits to surrender.

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